leaf miner

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leaf miner

[′lēf ‚mīn·ər]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of the larvae of various insects which burrow into and eat the parenchyma of leaves.
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Although Bondar (1947) had previously recorded the leaf-mining habit of Tachygonus, leaf mines have been recorded for only a few species (Kogan, 1963; Hespenheide, 1992), and very little has been published about the biology of the genus.
(1995, 2001) such that 2 sites of 10 separate stools of cane in perpendicular directions (1 side of the field and then across the front of the field) were examined for presence of a leaf mine. When a leaf mine was found, the position of the leaf harboring the lesion was noted relative to the leaf associated with the top visible dewlap (TVD = 0).
While recording the damaged leaves and fruits per plant, we also recorded the numbers of live larvae present inside the leaf mines and damaged fruits.